Re: Fox and MLB don't mind WS games that end after midnight... But fans do
MLB must do something about this. The games are unwatchable. It's bad for kids and it's bad for adults. Mostly, it's bad for baseball. The NL playoffs weren't too bad, but the AL games and World Series have been ridiculously slow and long.
There needs to be a "24 second clock" type requirement for pitchers. Even in the NFL teams are penalized for delays. And batters shouldn't be able to delay by stepping out too much. Similarly, baseball should limit the amount of time between half innings -- allowing for commercials but not too much time.
Visits to the mound should be limited in duration.
As for the late starting time, an 8:20 pm EDT start isn't too bad if the game is over in 3 hours.
These changes are needed for both the playoffs and the regular season. Games are way too long. But this post-season has been ridiculous.
Last edited by Kc61; 10-28-2007 at 09:26 PM.